Point Guard Donivine Stewart Changes AAU Team

Peoria point guard Donivine Stewart is considered one of the most prolific scorers in the state of Illinois and has garnered plenty of attention from schools all across the country. Last night IllinoisHSPreps.com caught up with Stewart, getting the latest information on an upcoming change and his future plans.

Donivine Stewart is a 5'10" point guard from Peoria Limestone High School. When Stewart was in the eighth grade he was already playing AAU basketball with some of Peoria's finest, including D.J. Richardson, a top prospect who has committed to Illinois.

Stewart more than held his own with the big boys and was often asked to hit the game- winning shot for the Peoria Irish basketball team. A couple of years later Stewart decided to play for Peoria Carver where he has just as much success, but Stewart, who is entering his junior campaign, has opted to play for the All-Iowa Attack. The Attack currently has one of the top ten juniors on its roster in Harrrison Barnes.

"It was nothing personal for me to leave Peoria," Stewart said. "I just need to get out and be seen a little more. AAU basketball is about the exposure, so I went looking for a place that would give me that along with a good program."

With a lot of universities aware of his abilities, Stewart has yet to say who the leader is at this point.

"I have a lot of schools interested but it's way too early for me at this point to make a decision on a college," Stewart stated.

What separates Stewart from most players is his understanding of the game. He has a very high basketball IQ and coaches love watching him make a great pass, get a steal, or shoot at the right time.

"I try to be a student of the game," Stewart said. "A lot of guys try to do too much. I study the game and try to learn from the high school level, college, and pros."

Wherever this young man ends up, he has the ability to change things once he's on the court.

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